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Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series Workshop with Clayton Horton

About the Workshop

Let Clayton inspire and inform your personal practice with this fundamental exploration of Breath, movement and dristhi (gazing point). Detailed explanation of the Traditional Sun Salutations, standing postures, seated postures, back bending and finishing postures will be given.

Suitable for those with a consistent and regular Ashtanga or Vinyasa Practice.

Evolutions and examples of the Jump Back and the Jump Through of the Ashtanga vinyasa system will be covered in detail. Technique and alignment of postures will be refined, allowing for efficiency of muscular force and correct breathing. Opening and finishing mantras will be explained. 

This is a fantastic way to learn the Ashtanga foundations and introduce yourself to the self-paced personal practice called “Mysore Style” Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, South India.  

Schedule & Description

Session I: Saturday:  10:00 am – 12:30 pm


This session will explore the fundamentals and details of correct breathing, sun salutations and all of the standing poses. Examples and tools for working on the jump back and jump through of the Ashtanga Vinyasa breath movement system will be covered in detail. Opening and closing mantras will be explained and chanted together with guided relaxation at the end.


Session II:  Saturday: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm


We will break down the first half of the primary series and the finishing postures. Foundations of technique and alignment will be discussed; modifications will be addressed where necessary. Continued detailed instruction of the Finishing postures is included here.


Session III:  Sunday:  10:00 am 12:30 pm


This morning session begins with some breathwork (pranayama) and a guided meditation. We will focus on the details of the Second Half of the primary series. Technique and alignment of postures will be refined, allowing for efficiency of muscular force, correct breathing and an increase in the flow of prana, our subtle vital energy.


Session IV:  Sunday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


This last session will review essential elements of Ashtanga yoga such as breath movement efficiency and injury prevention with a focus on back bending and an introduction to some of the accessible poses of the Intermediate (2nd) Series. Mysore Style Ashtanga will be explained and explored. We will end with a restorative and refreshing Yoga Nidra session and short Kirtan.




Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series Workshop

1 & 2 December
Total 10 hours

All Levels

(Pure Cardholders) Early-bird 20% discount: HK$2,576 (ends 4 November)
(Non-Pure Cardholders) Early-bird 10% discount: HK$
2,898 (ends 4 November)
Regular Price: HK$3,220

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Early-Bird 20% Discount:       

  • Early-Bird Discount ends 4 November 2018. Please see above for listed prices.


  • No refund or credit will be given for cancellation starting 4 November 2018
  • All refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee that will be deducted from your refund.

Special offer from Pure Apparel:

20% off all Pure Apparel retail products for all yoga event registrants on dates of the workshop.

Healthy-licious juice cleanse offer from nood food:

  • $200 discount on nood food 3-Day juice cleanse for all yoga event registrants on workshop dates. Ask nood food staff at your workshop location for details.
  • 10% off all nood food items for all yoga event registrants on dates of the workshop. 

To register, please contact The Centrium studio or see reception.